Scarista Beach, Isle of Harris

Scarista, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

The west coast of the Isle of Harris is the edge of the old world. The wind blowing in the face has passed over North Atlantic icebergs on its way to the Outer Hebrides. The next stop westward is 3’000 kilometers away with a lot of water in between, a route has been sailed by […]




Autofocus on Football

Solothurn defeats Grenchen 6:4 in a first league match in Solothurn, October 18, 2014.

After experiencing some issues with the autofocus, I have tweaked the autofocus settings of my camera and it feels more responsive, faster, and precise now. Nikon advises to reduce frame rate of the D4 to 9 or 10 frames per second, and use 9 autofocus points. I also have disable focus tracking with lock-on, and […]




The Cuillins from Elgol

The Cuillins from Elgol in the evening sunlight.

Elgol – or Ealaghol in Gaelic – is a small village at the Southwest coast of the Strathaird peninsula in the Isle of Skye. Being a fisher and crofter village, the population today is about 150 – less than before the Highland Clearances. Elgol’s rocky seashore with the Cuillins in the background is famous among landscape photographers. The popularity however contradicts the peacefulness […]




Jens Voigt sets new Hour World Record

Jens Voigt races for a new world hour record at Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland on September 18, 2014.

Jens Voigt set a new hour world record in velodrome Grenchen, Switzerland on September 18, 2014. In one hour, he cycled 51.115 km beating the previous record at 49.700 km held by Ondrej Sosenka since 2005. Jens Voigt has announced to end his professional career after his record attempt at the age of 43. With his world […]




Stelvio Pass

The Stelvio Pass (2757 m) in northern Italy is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alpsf. It connects the South Tyrol with the Veltlin in Lombardia in Italy and is only 200 meters from the Swiss border. The original road was built in 1820–25 by the Austrian Empire. The seventy-five hairpin turns cover an elevation gain of 1871 meters.

The Stelvio Pass (2757 m) in northern Italy is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alps. The Stelvio lost its status as the highest Alpine mountain pass to the Col de l’Iseran (2764 m) in 1937. Located only 200 meters from the Swiss border, the road […]




Umbrail Pass

Umbrail Pass (2501 m) on the Swiss-Italian border connects Santa Maria in Val Mustair with Bormio in Italy via the Stelvio Pass road. It is the highest paved road in Switzerland.

Umbrail Pass (2501 m) is the highest paved mountain pass road in Switzerland. The Umbrail Pass connects Santa Maria in Val Müstair with Bormio in Italy via the Stelvio Pass. Umbrail Pass: Centuries of Strategic Importance In 774, Charlemagne visited the pope in Rome and crowned himself king of the Lombards and master of Italy. […]